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March 4, 2014


Tajoeban Dancers - Java Indonesia ca 1910

Tayub is a group of Javanese musicians and singer-dancers which was very popular due to their sensual gestures. Apart from the sensual gestures of the dancers, Tayub was/is also famous since they involve/invite the spectators to dance along with them. This kind of participative performance is rare in the Javanese context.

Tajoeb Dancers - Java - Indonesia ca 1899

Tayub is friendship dance that still develop and has strong influence in East and Central Java. This traditional dance often perform in some event, including wedding ceremony, circumcision event, birthday party, etc. Many people like this traditional dance because it's very attractive and entertained.